Mark Schaub

Schaub, Mark

Areas of practice

Mark Schaub specializes in foreign direct investment, M&A, compliance, intellectual property, and private equity investment in China.

He has advised foreign investment projects in major sectors including retail, power, media, internet, renewable energy, transportation, automotive, and manufacturing. Transaction sizes have varied from USD 140,000 to USD 100 millions. He is familiar with China issues faced by companies of all sizes.

Mr. Schaub has been a lead counsel for clients in acquisitions, M&A projects, outsourcing, OEM contract manufacturing, technology licensing, compliance, restructuring, fraud investigations, distribution, as well as day-to-day corporate advice.

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Work experience

Mr. Mark Schaub joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2000. He was the first foreign lawyer to join our firm. Prior to this, he worked in well-known German and American law firms in their Shanghai offices. Mr. Schaub has consistently been awarded Asia Law's “Lawyer of the Year” for corporate work in 2003, 2004 (also for M&A), 2005, and 2006.

He has lived and worked in Shanghai for almost 15 years and speaks English, German, and Mandarin.

In addition to his work as legal counsel Mr. Schaub has been appointed as a director to joint ventures and WFOEs in sectors as varied as energy, manufacturing, retail, and mining. He was also appointed as liquidation chairman of a major multi-million USD Sino-foreign joint venture.

In 2007 Mr. Schaub’s first book, “China: the Art of Law – Chronicling deals, disasters, greed, stupidity and occasional success in China” was published by CCH and became one of CCH's best selling titles.


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Legal insights

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17 June 2015

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23 January 2015

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02 February 2014

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04 April 2013